MBTA Red Line | Wollaston Station
Wollaston is a rapid transit station on the MBTA Red Line, located at the intersection of Beale Street and Newport Avenue in Quincy, Massachusetts. It serves Quincy's Wollaston neighborhood. The station, located on a high grade, is one of a small number of elevated rapid transit stations remaining in the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority system. Wollaston Station was opened in September 1971 as the second of three stations in the original South Shore Extension.
Wollaston is undergoing a major renovation and station upgrade. As part of the MBTA's Integral Art Program an artist will be commissioned to create public art that will be fabricated and installed by the contractor as part of station construction. Integral art features will enhance the new stations following the MBTA Integral Art Program guidelines. The policy specifies that transportation excellence includes all elements of the network and is intended to improve the user experience.
ARTIST SELECTION PROCESS UPDATE
In early November, the art selection committee selected four semi-finalists for the project: Gary Duehr, Christopher Janney, Wanda Miglus and Catherine Widgery
The selection process will result in the identification of an artist to design integral art, likely in the form of tile wall or mosaic surfaces, porcelain enamel panels, screen walls, fences, railings or other station features within the station architecture.
Wollaston Station Improvements
Thursday, July 29, 2015 RFQ release date
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 Information session, 6-7pm
100 Summer Street, 2nd Floor
Wednesday, August 20, 2015 Due date RFQ questions
Monday, August 31 at 11:59 PM. Application deadline
October/November 2015 Application review & finalists notified
November 2015 Percent for Art Program suspended by the MBTA General Manager following a veto of House Bill 3841 by the Governor of Mass.
"Sought: Artistic Enhancement of T Station." Patriot Ledger, August 8, 2105.
Learn more about the MBTA Integral Art Program and download the RFQ for the
Red Line Wollaston Station.
With questions email Christina Lanzl, MBTA Public Art Consultant. Relevant project documentation is posted on the MBTA's Wollaston Station Improvements page.